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Up On the Roof
Tuesday, November 17, 2015      10 comments

The Leonid meteor shower hits its peak tonight after midnight. It's named for the constellation Leo, from where they appear to originate. The meteors are actually debris from the Comet Tempel-Tuttel. I just found out about it on the news tonight... Read more
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Tuesday, November 17, 2015      11 comments

So, a local woman, Holly Holm, flew to Australia and kick-boxed the, er, snot out of the previous holder of the UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion, Ronda Rousey a few days ago. Kinda have mixed emotions about this. Yeah, a local champion! Boo, m... Read more
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay
Monday, November 16, 2015      14 comments

This was the last song recorded by Otis Redding, on 8 Dec 1967. Redding died in a plane crash 10 Dec, and the song was released in 1968, becoming a posthumous hit. ... Read more
Alley Oop
Sunday, November 15, 2015      10 comments

Here's a real blast from the past - "Alley Oop", written and first recorded by Dallas Frazier in 1957, based on the comic strip of the same name. The Hollywod Argyles made a hit with it in 1960. ... Read more
One More Day
Friday, November 13, 2015      12 comments

I am horrified by the attacks in Paris, France. "One More Day", by Diamond Rio, 2000, received a lot of play after the terrorist attacks September 11, 2001. ... Read more
Sincerely
Thursday, November 12, 2015      9 comments

How about a song about what today would be considered a female stalker? The McGuire Sisters, 1955, "Sincerely", written by Alan Freed and Harvey Fuqua. This was one of the songs I downloaded onto my walking music - I'd never heard it before, but... Read more
Bumper of my S.U.V.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015      11 comments

The Bumper of my S.U.V. Written and recorded By Chely Wright, 2004. She said a woman honked at her, and yelled "Your war is wrong. You're a baby-killer!" Because of the USMC bumper sticker. Chely went home and wrote this song. ... Read more
Letter from Home
Tuesday, November 10, 2015      11 comments

Tomorrow is Veteran's Day, also known as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day in various parts of the world. It is in honor of the end of WW I, at the 11th hour of The 11 th day of the 11th month of 1918. From 2004, Tony Lane and David Lee wrote ... Read more
I've Been Everywhere
Monday, November 09, 2015      7 comments

This is the original version of the song. I'm more familiar with Johnny Cash's version! I've Been Everywhere Lyrics by Geoff Mack, as sung by Lucky Starr (1962)(They're Australian, mate, if you didn't know) ... Read more
I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General
Sunday, November 08, 2015      10 comments

This is one of the first rapid-fire songs I remember - it's from "The Pirates of Penzance", by Gilbert & Sullivan, first performed 31 Dec 1879! "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General" ... Read more
We Didn't Start The Fire
Saturday, November 07, 2015      10 comments

Another rapid-fire song. We Didn't Light the Fire, written & recorded By Billy Joel, 1989. Joel said he wrote it to cover the headlines from the year of his birth (1949) to show events that happened in 40 years. ... Read more
Life is a Rock
Friday, November 06, 2015      6 comments

This is another song on my walking playlist, along with "I've Been Everywhere". I'm just fascinated by those performers who can sing or speak so fast without stumbling! The Reunion, 1974, "Life is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me)" ... Read more
Kisses Sweeter than Wine
Thursday, November 05, 2015      10 comments

I found myself singing along to this one while walking the pups (got some funny looks from people we passed). Kisses Sweeter Than Wine, 1950, written by The Weavers ... Read more
Rhythm of the Rain
Wednesday, November 04, 2015      11 comments

It rained pretty much all day. The dogs ran outside a couple of times between storms, and definitely refused to go outside while it was hailing. Finally stopped raining, I'm wearing layers of clothing, and the Little Weasel is wearing his swe... Read more
Coffee Coffee Coffee
Tuesday, November 03, 2015      13 comments

I'm on staycation on for 2 weeks. Yesterday, I got up and wandered into the kitchen, mindlessly. Made a pot of coffee, and poured myself a 2 cup mug. ... Read more

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